Health Coach Training

UNCG now offers advanced health coach training!

  • Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching (Level 1) and

  • Advanced Health Coach Training (Level 2)

Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching – Level 1 (May 2022 – final dates TBD)

All participants will need to complete this 3-day training* whether you wish to sit for the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) exam or not! To receive the optional UNCG Health Coach Certificate (required to move on to Level 2), you will need to complete coaching sessions and submit the required documents.
Level 1 training will provide participants with specific skills and a mindset that shifts away from prescriptive medicine to a more participatory approach that guides patients toward self-efficacy in finding their own solutions for healthier outcomes. Our approach to training is grounded in behavioral theory using a hands-on interactive approach to learning. Participants should be prepared to engage in discussions and complete hands-on activities to ensure sustainability of health coaching skills.
Throughout this training participants will:
  • Review behavioral theory frameworks
  • Practice motivational interviewing and health coaching
  • Learn a guiding style of communication
  • Discover resources and tools to assist the coach in becoming a more effective member of the healthcare team
  • Receive onsite feedback from instructors and peers
Participants who complete this 3-day training will have the opportunity to earn a certificate as a Health Coach. In order to receive the optional certificate (required to move on to Level 2 training) as a Health Coach from UNCG Health Coaching Programs, participants will need to complete additional requirements. Click here for more information about the optional certificate from UNCG Health Coaching Programs.

After successful completion the UNCG Health Coach Certification process, those who are looking to be eligible for the NBHWC exam will need to complete this training! Click the registration link for more details about the training, dates for live zoom sessions, and cost!

“University of North Carolina Greensboro – Health Coaching Program” has been awarded  “Pending Approval” status by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). Pending Approval programs have demonstrated that they meet all requirements for NBHWC approval but have not yet graduated a cohort.

*In the transition phase, the UNCG Health Coach Programs 3-day Health Coach Training was approved by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) up until October 30, 2020.  As a result, health and wellness coaches who have met NBHWC’s requirements and completed UNCG’s Health Coaching Program by October 30, 2020, will qualify to sit for the national exam through October 2021.

UNCG Health Coaching Programs 3-day Health Coach Training is also a Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) Approved Board Certified Coach (BCC) training provider. This course is approved as a 30 hour BCC training course.